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July 30, 2023 7:30 am

Tawas City, MI
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Registration/Packet Pickup

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY

NO DAY OF REGISTRATION
This is a contactless/touchless event.

Please follow the directions in your athlete emails sent the week leading up to the event.  We must adhere to Covid guidelines and protocols. 

Olympic, Sprint (Triathlon and Aquabike), Duathlon and Kaya-Tri
$110 through 2/28/2022
$125 March 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022
$135 May 1, 2022 – online registration close

Olympic and Sprint Relays
$150 through online registration close

Super Sprint Triathlon
$65 through online registration close

 

Items to bring to check-in
* Drivers license or picture ID
* USA Triathlon member card OR
$15 cash or check made payable to USAT for one day license fee
* Helpful to bring a printout of your registration confirmation

You will not be permitted to race without a picture ID.

Items you will receive at check-in
* Bib number
* Swim Cap (required to wear during the swim)
* Shirt (ONLY GUARANTEED IF REGISTERED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF EVENT)
* Partner supplied samples (please only one sample of each product)

**To cut down on landfill waste, we do not use gear bags for the items. You may want to bring a reusable bag or cinch sack.

Relays
Each team member must sign their own waivers. The bib number will be withheld until ALL team members have checked in personally. Once all members have checked in, THEN the bib number will be released. Unless all team members check-in together, the bib will be given to the last member signing in.

Checking in another athlete
Each athlete must pick up their own packet. You may not check-in for another athlete.

Exceptions: A parent or guardian may pick up for their child.

Note: Participants 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign event waivers.

Relays

Bib Number
At registration you will receive ONE bib number that the runner must wear on the front of their chest, since they will be crossing the finish line.

Body Marking 
All relay members will get body marked with the bib number assigned to them, so they can all be identified on the course.

Timing Chip and Strap
The athlete competing in the first discipline should securely attach the timing chip to their ankle. The chip and strap should be handed off to the next relay member inside the Transition Area ONLY at the designated RELAY area. Each athlete should only wear the chip on the ankle, never on the wrist. Do not just grab it and go. You must make sure it is secure on your ankle before leaving the Transition Area. Exchanging outside of the Transition Area could result in a disqualification.

Transition Area
There will be a designated rack(s) for RELAYS only. This is typically near one of the exit/entry points. Please make sure all relay member’s gear is in this designated area. Even when the Transition Area is closed, relay members may still have access to the Transition Area to warm up and prepare for their discipline.

Timing Chip & Strap

Each athlete will be assigned a timing chip and strap. These will be available race morning unless otherwise stipulated in your race confirmation. After check-in, bring your race number to the TIMING CHIP flag where a support crew will hand you a timing chip that corresponds with your bib. Please DO NOT take your own chip off the boards. You MUST physically show your bib number to the support crew in order to pickup your chip. NO exceptions.  

You are responsible for this chip and strap once it is handed to you. Failure to turn it in for ANY reason will result in a $40 charge.  

You must wear your chip and strap on your ankle for the entire event, start to finish.  

Chip collection will NOT be at the finish line unless stipulated ahead of time. Chips and straps will be collected on your way out of the transition area, once we open it for gear retrieval. Please do NOT turn them in ahead of time, unless it is to a 3D crew member.

Timing & Scoring

We provide all the timing and scoring services for each and every event we host. This will be with ChampionChip or Chrono Track timing systems.

Throughout the course, there will be sets of timing mats or gators, typically under structures, indicating finish, bike in, run out, swim finish, etc. You must cross over these areas. Do NOT avoid them or attempt to jump over them.

Every effort will be made to supply you with a swim, bike, run, transition 1, transition 2, and finish times. However, it is explicitly expressed that the electronic timing systems are not fool proof. They are electronics and computers which are outside in the elements and they are not perfect systems. We along with any other timer out there can only score what is captured in a system.

Preliminary Results
These are posted at the event in and around the post event areas. This area is designated with a large purple RESULTS flag. Results are rarely 100% final at the time of the awards ceremony due to post race corrections.

Your results will be posted on the event website under the RESULTS tab located on the home page as well as event page. Every effort is made to post these by the following morning or within 24 hours of the event.

ANY and ALL timing questions and inquiries must be sent to: results@3disciplines.com

Emailing or contacting event management in any other way will not guarantee an attempt to retrieve results.

Body Marking (Tattoos)

All athletes and all relay members will be body marked with their race number. After picking up your chip and strap please proceed to the body marking area typically designated with a large BODY MARKING flag. You must have your bib number for this process.  

Event support crew will be marking race numbers on your swim caps, biceps, tops of hands, and quadriceps. You will also have your event code marked on one calf. T = Long Course, S = Sprint, SS = Super Sprint, D = Duathlon, R = Relay, H = Half. On the opposite calf will be your age.

Athlete Responsibility

Due to an increasing amount of athletes entering events they may not be properly trained for, we are asking each athlete to be responsible and honest with his/her ability to complete the distance registering for. Due to safety concerns for everyone involved including you the athlete, but also the support crew volunteers and officials like police, sheriff, fire department, etc. we must instill course cut off times at 4 hrs. Raffle and awards start at 3 hrs and 30 minutes in Olympic distance events and 99% of all athletes are finished by that time. So you must register for the event you will finish under that 4 hour time limit. Being a responsible athlete means if you cannot complete the Olympic distance comfortably under that time we recommend you participate in the sprint event. We encourage you to train for the goal to reach that Olympic distance under the 4 hour time limit. If you do not have a clear idea as to how to achieve that goal we are here to help, please let us know.

An athlete will be informed he/she has reached the 4 hr. cut off, at which time the athlete will acknowledge he/she understands completely and he/she will be brought in off the course by the course coordinator. If the athlete refuses this he/she will be informed that there will not be any support left on the course from that point and he/she must acknowledge this and understand he/she is continuing under those circumstances at which time the athlete will remove the timing chip/strap and give to the course coordinator.  

Again an athlete must take the responsibility on as an athlete understanding his/her ability at the time of the event. Knowing that support crew volunteers, as well as other personnel out on courses must be kept in safe conditions as well.  

Awards

Age Up Rule
Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31 of that year.

Overall
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event and excluded from their age group.

Age Groups
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups:
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
*In the event there may not be at least 4 athletes within an age group, an age group may be combined, for example 2 in 20-24 and 2 and 25-29 = 20-29 age group combined.

*Sprint Triathlon – Typically offers 15 and under and 16-19 in addition.
*Clydesdales (Male 225 lbs or more) -1st Overall in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons.
*Athenas (Female 165 lbs or more) -1st Overall in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons.

Aquabike:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women in Olympic and Sprint Distance Aquabike.

Sprint Duathlon:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women.

Super Sprint – All athletes will receive a finisher medal when crossing the finish line. This category is designed for those wanting to Try the Tri or to enjoy a fun, family-friendly race. In that spirit, no awards are presented.  Everyone is a winner!

Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony. If you must depart before the awards ceremony, you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you. Please click on the link below to be taken to the Transition Bag Store where you can select the AWARD Item.

REQUEST AWARD MAILING

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